Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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This Week In Crazy: #Benghazi Caused The ‘Charlie Hebdo’ Attack, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

The liberal sports media persecutes conservatives, Benghazi causes a massacre in France, and much more.

January 9, 2015
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Sharp 2014 Growth Proves Right-Wing Predictions Flat Wrong

As 2015 commences, America is moving steadily toward full employment for the first time since a Democrat last occupied the White House, during the Clinton presidency. The past 12 months marked the single strongest year of job increases since 1999, with unemployment down from 7 percent to 5.8 percent. The national economy is currently growing […]

January 3, 2015
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This Week In Crazy: Michele Bachmann Says Goodbye

Bachmann’s farewell, torture report conspiracy theories, and more.

December 12, 2014
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This Week In Crazy: Ebola Breaks The Right Wing

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five: 5. Bryan Fischer American Family Association leader Bryan Fischer isn’t saying that President Obama is intentionally spreading Ebola throughout the country because he hates […]

October 10, 2014
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This Week In Crazy: Obama Is Brainwashing You With Psy-Ops, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

President Obama brainwashes America, and the rest of the worst of the right.

September 19, 2014
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This Week In Crazy: Obama Is A Nazi/Communist/Socialist, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five: 5. Rush Limbaugh After video emerged of Ray Rice knocking his then-fiancée unconscious in an Atlantic City hotel elevator, it was only a matter […]

September 12, 2014
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Missouri Burning: Why Ferguson’s Inferno Is No Surprise

The past week’s unfolding tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri, with its militarized and overwhelmingly white police force confronting angry and hopeless African-Americans, is not a story unique to that place or moment. Many cities and towns in this country confront the same problems of poverty, alienation, and inequality as metropolitan St. Louis — or even worse. […]

August 19, 2014
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Ranting On Robin Williams, Limbaugh Exposed A Hole In His Own Soul

Having infuriated millions of Robin Williams fans with insensitive remarks on the late actor’s suicide, Rush Limbaugh now blames the “liberal media” and “despicable leftists” for distorting his innocent message. This is an old dodge for Limbaugh. Yet however he parses his language, there can be no doubt that he sought to exploit a tragic […]

August 14, 2014
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This Week In Crazy: Malaysia Airlines Crash Just A Liberal Media Distraction, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five: 5. Larry Klayman Most Republicans were excited by the news that the GOP would be holding its 2016 convention in Cleveland, Ohio, as they hope […]

July 18, 2014
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This Week In Crazy: Pharrell Is Distracting You From #Benghazi, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five: 5. Rush Limbaugh As the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border intensifies, cynical politicians and bored media figures have increasingly begun referring to the situation […]

July 11, 2014
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This Week In Crazy: Obama Is The Ultimate Jihadist, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,”  The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five: 5. Dinesh D’Souza Right-wing activist Dinesh D’Souza, who is apparently not yet in prison, brought his latest book tour to Fox News’ The Kelly File […]

June 20, 2014
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This Week In Crazy: Harry Reid Is A Mass Murderer, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five: 5. TheBlaze Over the past several months, the White House has attempted to spark a national conversation about the issue of sexual assault on […]

May 30, 2014
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5 Right-Wingers Who Believed Dinesh D’Souza Conspiracies

Conservative author Dinesh D’Souza pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations on Tuesday, admitting that he used straw donors to illegally funnel money to failed Senate candidate Wendy Long (R-NY) in 2012. “I deeply regret my conduct,” D’Souza said in court. “I knew that causing a campaign contribution to be made in the name of another […]

May 20, 2014

WATCH: Joe Conason Discusses Jon Stewart’s Fight Against The Far Right on ‘Hardball’

National Memo Editor-in-Chief Joe Conason appeared on MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews on Wednesday evening to discuss the highly influential Jon Stewart, and his aptitude for calling out the far right in a manner that resonates with viewers. The Daily Show host is known for his unique way of tackling the issues with candor — he’s unapologetic, […]

May 14, 2014
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The Marxist Pope? Limbaugh Slams Francis’ Call For Legitimate Wealth Redistribution

Add another statement by Pope Francis that may sound a little too liberal to Sarah Palin. Speaking to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and other UN executives Friday, Francis offered an economic vision for the world consistent with his previous statements about the global economy — and horrifying to American conservatives. Most notably, Francis […]

May 9, 2014
Rush Limbaugh Rape Filibuster

This Week In Crazy: Meet The Hillary Shoe Truthers, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five: 5. Bryan Fischer And Jesus said to His disciples, “Truly I say to you, it is hard for a rich man to enter the […]

April 18, 2014
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LOL Of The Week: Middle-Class Conservatives Don’t Get That The Joke Is On Them

Conservative pundits exploded on Thursday when CBS announced that Stephen Colbert would be replacing David Letterman as the host of The Late Show. And they weren’t just mad because a highly paid and powerful position didn’t go to a member of the Bush family. “Low-Rated Hyper-Partisan Lefty to Replace David Letterman,” screamed a headline from […]

April 11, 2014
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This Week In Crazy: Obama Blew Up The Malaysian Airplane, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five: 5. Scott Beason Screenshot: YouTube Many Republicans despise the Common Core state standards initiative, but few do so for reasons as ridiculous as Alabama state senator […]

March 21, 2014
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Republicans Have One Sandra Fluke Joke — And They Use It Over And Over Again

Sandra Fluke — who became a household name when Rush Limbaugh called her a “slut” for testifying on the importance of the birth control coverage mandate — has filed papers to seek the House seat that will be vacated by Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA). Since even Limbaugh had to apologize, conservatives moved on to another […]

January 31, 2014
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Mike Huckabee Confirms Your Worst Fears About The Republican Party

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee triggered outrage this week with just one word: “libido.” Republicans insisted that the politician-turned-TV/radio host who was speaking at the Republican National Committee’s winter meeting had been misquoted. There’s no way what he said could actually have been offensive, because he was accusing Democrats of something bad… and that’s always good. […]

January 26, 2014
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Newt And Rush Are Twin Towers Of Dysfunction

Getting back to polarization: As I previously mentioned, to the extent governing isn’t working well today I very much agree with Sean Theriault that “partisan warfare is the problem” (see also Ed Kilgore). The trouble with Washington isn’t that the parties are each internally cohesive or that Democrats are too liberal or Republicans too conservative. […]

January 13, 2014

This Week In Crazy: ‘Bridgegate’ Is The Least Of Christie’s Concerns, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five: 5. Reince Priebus Photo: Gage Skidmore via Flickr Supposed false-flag operations are a pretty common theme in This Week In Crazy, but the accusations usually come […]

January 10, 2014

Rush Limbaugh Defends ‘Christian’ Lord’s Resistance Army

It may not surprise you to learn that Rush Limbaugh lacks a nuanced understanding of the human rights crisis in central Africa, but one might expect him to avoid defending a mercenary army of mass rapists. But on his Friday radio show, Limbaugh suggested that sending troops to fight the Lord’s Resistance Army was part […]

October 17, 2011

How To Honor The True Spirit Of 9/11 (First, Ignore Limbaugh)

If volunteerism is suddenly unpatriotic and even “socialist,” that will come as a nasty surprise to many of the Republicans and conservatives who have always supported such efforts, notably including both presidents named Bush. And if stepping up to help our neighbors and community on 9/11 would somehow dishonor the Americans killed in that infamous […]

September 1, 2011